Humanities Mellon Scholars Program

The Humanities Mellon Scholars program allows transfer students from the Foothill-De Anza Community College District to earn a four-year degree in the humanities at USF.

This program, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, responds to a growing need for professionals who are skilled in innovation, critical thinking, and problem solving. Studying the humanities is a powerful way to develop these abilities. By examining the records of human experience — including the visual arts, literature, film, and philosophy — students develop a lifelong practice of inquiry that fosters deep knowledge and wisdom about the past and present, and guides them in imagining the future.

Humanities Mellon Scholars complete university transfer requirements at Foothill and De Anza colleges. Upon completion, students are guaranteed a transfer pathway to earn a bachelor’s degree in a humanities program at USF’s College of Arts and Sciences.